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Fort Astoria Site

Astoria, Oregon
County of Clatsop.
15th and Exchange Streets
National Register Number: 66000639
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: A reconstructed block house marks the site in the city park..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Erected in 1811 by fur trader John Jacob Astor (1763-1848) in an effort to break the British monopoly in the Pacific Northwest, its establishment represented an important American claim to the Oregon Territory. In 1813, Astor sold the site to his competitor, the British Northwest Company.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes since the last report. (2004)

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